Showing posts with label Nature. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nature. Show all posts

Sunday, October 22, 2017

What is the world's smallest ocean?

Answer: 
The Arctic Ocean is the world's smallest ocean. 
According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
"With an area of about 5.4 million square miles, the Arctic Ocean is about 1.5 times as big as the United States. It is bordered by Greenland, Canada, Norway, Alaska, and Russia. The average depth of the Arctic Ocean is 12,000 feet and it is 17,850 feet at its deepest point."
Source: https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/smallestocean.html

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Who Came Up With Using SALT for Preservation



Who Came Up With Using SALT for Preservation

Using salt to preserve, food, even human body isn't nothing new, but have you ever asked yourself who came up with this idea? Lets learn!
  • Egyptians were the first to realize using salt for preservation 
  • "Salt was gathered from the lake during the dry season, when the water evaporated and flats of salt were exposed. The Egyptians got their salt from Nile marshes, while early British towns clustered around salt springs"

Source: Butler, Stephanie. "Off the Spice Rack: The Story of Salt." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 10 Jan. 2013. Web. 22 July 2013.

Monday, June 24, 2013

World's Smallest/Tiniest Bird

Hummingbird is the World's TINIEST Bird!


Cool facts: 

  • Hummingbirds are very intelligent; they can remember every flower they have been to, and how long it will take a flower to refill
  • Tongue is grooved like the shape of a “W”
  • Heart beats up to 1260 times per minute
  • Weight anywhere between 2-20 grams
  • Body smaller than a penny

                                                
                                   Source: http://www.worldofhummingbirds.com/facts.php

Sunday, June 9, 2013

What are the name of the insects that make food for HUMANS??



Name one INSECT that make a form of food for humans?

HONEY BEES!! Yes! Honey bees are the only one insect that make a form of food for us. Aren’t you little intrigued about Honey bees now? Let see some crazy facts about them.


▲Honey bees never sleep!

▲3 types of Honey bees: Queen, Worker, and Drone


▲The queen may lay 600-800 or even 1,500 eggs each day during her 3     or 4 year lifetime. This daily egg production may equal her own weight.

▲She is constantly fed and groomed by attendant worker bees.

▲Honey bees' wings stroke 11,400 times per minute, thus making their distinctive buzz

▲Honeybees are responsible for pollinating approx. 80% of all fruit, vegetable and seed crops in the U.S.


………What it takes them to make honey?????

To make one pound of honey, the bees in the colony must visit 2 million flowers, fly over 55,000 miles and will be the lifetime work of approximately 768 bees





Source:
"Fun Facts." [Online]  <http://www.utahcountybeekeepers.org/fun_facts.html>

Sunday, March 10, 2013

World's TALLEST Tree


Hyperion is the world tallest tree. It is currently located in Redwood National Park, California. Even though we know it is in Redwood park, the exact spot is not known due to concern over vandalism. Hyperion's height is 379.1 foot-tall.

Just to add couple more facts: 

  •  Redwood National Park is bought during president Carter administration in 1978.
  • Two hikers named Chris Atkins, and Micheal Taylor discovered Hyperion.




Source:
"Sequoia sempervirens." [Online]  January 2011. <http://www.conifers.org/cu/Sequoia.php>.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Lightning



Cool Facts & Stats

Lightning is a giant discharge of electricity accompanied by a brilliant flash of light and a loud crack of thunder.

It is freaking HOT and POWERFUL!....

  • The spark can reach over five miles (eight kilometers) in length, 
  • It can raise the temperature of the air by as much as 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit (27,700 degrees Celsius)
  • It contains approximately 100 million electrical volts.


Some interesting statistics

  •  Lightning detection systems in the United States monitor an average of 25 million strokes of lightning from clouds to ground during some 100,000 thunderstorms every year.
  • It is estimated that Earth as a whole is struck by an average of more than a hundred lightning bolts every second.
  • The odds of becoming a lightning victim in the U.S. in any one year is 1 in 700,000. The odds of being struck in your lifetime is 1 in 3,000.
  • Lightning can kill people (3,696 deaths were recorded in the U.S. between 1959 and 2003) or cause cardiac arrest.
  • Injuries range from severe burns and permanent brain damage to memory loss and personality change.
  • About 400 people survive lightning strokes in the U.S. each year.

Safety
  • People should stay away from windows and doors and avoid contact with anything that conducts electricity, including landline telephones. Most people hurt by lightning while inside their homes are talking on the telephone at the time.
  •  People shouldn't be swimming during the thunderstorm; it is very dangerous because water is a good conductor of electricity
  • An umbrella can increase your chances of being struck by lightning if it makes you the tallest object in the area.



Source:
National Geography. "Flash Facts About Lightning." [Online] 24 June 2005

Saturday, November 17, 2012

World Largest Rain Forest?



Amazon Rain Forest!


  • The Amazon rain forest is the world’s largest tropical rain forest. It covers about 2 million square miles (5.2 million square kilometers). It is more than seven times as big as Texas
  • The Amazon rain forest has more kinds of plants than any other place in the world. Tens of thousands of different kinds of trees and other plants grow there. The tallest trees are more than 165 feet (50 meters) high—or as tall as a 14-story building. Nuts, cocoa, rubber, and other useful products come from the plants.
  • The Amazon rain forest also has more kinds of animals than any other place in the world. More than 1,300 kinds of birds make their home in the rain forest. The rivers have up to 3,000 kinds of fish. As many as 30 million different kinds of insects may live there.




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*Amazon rain forest."  World Book Discover. World Book, 2012. Web. 18 Nov. 2012

What is Acid Rain?


Obviously, it is not manmade chemical solution....
  • Acid rain is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that contains acids. Acid rain harms lakes and rivers and kills fish and other water life.Scientists believe it damages forests, soil, statues, bridges, and buildings too. 

  • When chemicals from automobiles and factories mix with the water, they form acids. Most of those chemicals come from burning coal, oil, and fuel. Acid rain has caused damage in parts of North America, Europe, and Asia. Since the 1950's, the damage is worse. Now it harms areas far away from cities.


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*"Acid rain."  World Book Discover. World Book, 2012. Web. 18 Nov. 2012

How many words are there in English?

Unfortunately, there's no exact count of the number of words in the English language because languages are flexible and expanding.